Schalke fan slaps Neuer in the face during cup celebration

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GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany Schalke goalkeeper Manuel Neuer's unwillingness to commit his future to the club has angered fans for a while now and during the celebration in Gelsenkirchen on Sunday after Saturday's DFB Pokal win, one supporter made his slappy feelings very clear to Neuer's face. The Bayern Munich and Manchester United target rode in [.

Egypt suspends all matches amid political uproar

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CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian soccer authorities indefinitely suspended all soccer in the country Friday until there is a "return of stability" to a nation convulsed by protests and violence. The Egyptian Football Association said in a statement it was postponing league games across all four of its professional divisions, as well as youth and junior [.


Protests in Yemen prompt soccer postponement

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ZURICH, Switzerland — Soccer's ruling body has postponed Yemen's home qualifying game for the 2012 Olympics against Singapore because of anti-government protests. FIFA says it agreed with the Asian Football Confederation to delay Wednesday's scheduled first-leg match by one week until March 2. FIFA says the game could be switched to a neutral country if [.

Women soccer fans in Iran may be banned from live broadcasts

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TEHERAN, Iran Iranian authorities have ordered a ban on women from watching live broadcasts of soccer matches at public movie theaters, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported. A state police agency that monitors Iranian businesses called for the ban because "the presence of women and families at movie theaters increases security risks and inappropriate [.

Footballer fakes kidnapping to skip training

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RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil A Brazilian footballer who faked his own kidnapping to get out of a team training session faces up to six months in prison, according to police. Somalia, a player for the Rio club Botafogo, made a police report Wednesday alleging he had been carjacked by an armed man and forced [.

Security At Youth Soccer Facilities

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Over at The Administrator, they have an article up related to security at the 2010 World Cup which they preface with some thoughts on security at youth soccer complexes: Facility security is a crucial yet often overlooked concern for youth soccer organizations. For many clubs, facility security is limited to a volunteer (armed with a walkie-talkie) [.

South Africa

Don't Travel To The World Cup...It's Dangerous!

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It's hardly surprising, I admit, but the United States government are paranoid. Presumably, it's because they know someone is genuinely out to get them.Anyway, this paranoia has prompted the US State Department to issue a travel warning to American citizens thinking of travelling to the 2010 World Cup Finals in South Africa.

Spin It Anyway You Like...But It's Not All About The World Cup

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I don't know about you but I'm becoming very tired that every single news story about South Africa somehow references the 2010 World Cup Finals.To take just one example, there is this piece in The Daily Telegraph which is nominally about township protests that they don't have access to basic services.

Chaos and Tragedy Strike The African Cup Of Nations

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The news started coming through early on Saturday morning and as the information became clearer, it was soon apparent that the whole African Cup Of Nations would now be tainted. When the dust had settled, 3 members of the Togo party were dead and several were seriously injured. Angolan rebels had attacked the team bus as it drove through the dangerous territory of Cabinda.

South Africa is super safe! (…whenever there isn’t a crime occuring)

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Prior to the Confederations Cup, South Africa tried to allay fears about their pesky little security problems like having one of the highest crime rates in the world and their average of 50 murders per day by practicing their terrorist attack procedures (pictured above) and bringing in an extra 40,000 agents.


Security issues cancel Santosh Trophy in Kashmir

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India's national Santosh Trophy football tournament set to return this month to terrorist-disrupted Kashmir state after nearly three decades has finally been cancelled because of a lack of security, officials said. The event was scheduled to be held in Kashmir's summer capital Srinagar for the first time since 1978, almost a decade before Islamist separatists launched a deadly revolt in the

Socceroos satisfied with anti-terrorist protection

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Security arrangements at the Asian Cup are being tightened after intelligence reports warned of possible terrorist threats in two of the four host nations, Thailand and Indonesia. On Tuesday, Thai police said that Bangkok residents should expect tighter security in places such as airports and department stores after they ordered more checkpoints and patrols, especially in Muslim communities and

The Rest

Champions League: Man City And Napoli Fans Prohibited From Entering Stadium Wearing Belts Over Security Concerns

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Fans attending Wednesday night's Champions League tie between Napoli and Man City are advised to stick to tracksuit bottoms and dungarees.

This is because belts have been formally added to the list of items banned from being taken into the Stadio San Paolo over security concerns.

Sensitive Issue: England Players Told Not To Use Public Wi-Fi At 2018 World Cup For Fear Of Russian Hack Attacks

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England players and staff are being advised not to use public or hotel wi-fi at the World Cup in Russia next year for fear of nefarious hack attacks.

According to the Telegraph, the FA have alerted FIFA about their concerns over sensitive information, such as team selections, tactical details and injury issues, being leaked during the tournament.

Abreast Of The Situation: Male Lincoln City Fans To Wear Bras At Stevenage Match In Protest Over Intrusive Security Searches

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Word has it that droves of male Lincoln City fans are planning to attend next weekend's trip to Stevenage while wearing bras in protest over the security searches allegedly conducted by the latter club's staff on female Grimsby supporters last month.

Reports at the time suggested that female Grimbsy fans were made to reveal their bras so that the wiring could be checked by Stevenage stewards (also female, it should be noted) before entering the Lamex Stadium when the two sides met in League Two on August 20th.

Security Set Flare Waving Fan on Fire

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This Polish fan was lucky to have escaped unhurt according to reports following the security staff's attempt to put out the flare which he was waving only for the fan to be momentarily set alight!

Pure Lebensfreude

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Heute haben wir mal ein Thema abseits von Fussball und Bier. Es hat aber mit einem weiteren Lieblingsgetränk von uns zu tun, der Cola. Zugegeben, so direkt hat es mit dem Getränk eigentlich nichts zu tun, denn wir wollen nur auf einen Werbespot von Coca Cola verweisen, den wir gut finden und den wir deshalb [.

Bosnia & Herzegovina Preview

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When: 07/09/2010 1:00 PM EST
Where: Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Why: Euro 2012 Qualifier

France have a tough road match ahead of them. I see this is as France's biggest test in the qualifying campaign. This is, in my opinion, a must win for France, a tie at least.

THE STARTING 11: Curious items on the BMO Field security blotter

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-------------BMO Security was ready for any rogue streamers

In about 48 hours, BMO Field will be full of 21,000 screaming red clad supporters watching TFC's 2010 home opener. The atmosphere at the Lakeshore Temple has gained quite the reputation around the league and is considered to be the most "international" of MLS stadiums.

Mein Tor bleibt sauber!

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Preisfrage: Was passiert, wenn ein Ordner im Fussballstadion seine Kindheit beim American Football verbracht hat? Ganz einfach, er wird alles dran setzen, dass sich niemand in die Endzone bewegen kann. Nächste Preisfrage: Was passiert, wenn ein Flitzer sich zu sicher fühlt? Antwort: Er wird von einem Ordner mit Football Vergangenheit aus dem Weg geräumt.

Binks Reinstated (NJSEA Abuse v. ESC Part II)

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As previously reported, Red Bulls Fan of the Year Thomas Binkley (aka "Binks") was banned for life from Giants Stadium by the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority for allegedly throwing some "f" bombs and exhibiting "threatening" behavior. To throw further salt in the wounds, it landed just before the Barcelona game.